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Product Developer- NAMIB MILLS (PTY) LTD

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PURPOSE OF POSITION:

Performs the necessary research & development responsibilities.

KEY FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Innovation:

  • Conduct necessary research and recommend new innovative products by keeping up with relevant food trends.
  • Generate new concepts and recipes.
  • Conduct consumer behaviour research regarding new trends.

Control and Improvement:

  • Monitor product quality with taste tests (pasta, bread, instant porridge etc).
  • Modify and improve existing recipes.
  • Assist with shelf-life testing and sample collection for analysis.
  • Maintain the integrity of the lab library of new samples.
  • Communicate with suppliers on new raw materials needed as well as necessary documentation.
  • Keep clear, complete reports on all test results.

Technical/Theoretical:

  • Keep up to date with regulatory requirements.
  • Liaise with QC department on quality of new products.
  • Evaluate product labels according to local and international regulations.
  • Ensure adherence to food safety procedures.
  • Learning/Self-improvement with various product development methods.
  • Documentation control and assistance with QA.

Other Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with other departments throughout the product development process.
  • Assist with artwork and packaging design.
  • Execute recipes developed in R&D Department.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS POSITION:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification (NQF 7) (Consumer Science/Food Technology/Food Science) with 6 months relevant experience.

OR

  • Relevant Advanced Diploma (NQF 6) with 2 years relevant experience.

OTHER

  • Knowledge of Sensory Evaluation and data analysis thereof
  • Experience in Product Development.
  • Knowledge of Food Extrusion.
  • Experience or background of ISO, HACCP, Food Safety.
  • Baking Certificate will be an added advantage.
  • Computer literate with good command of Excel, Word and Email.
  • Proficient in English.
  • Namibian Citizenship / eligible for Namibian Citizenship.

CV’S WITH FULL DETAILS CAN BE FORWARDED TO: E-mail: hr1@namibmills.com.na (not larger than 2MB)

Email: hr1@namibmills.com.na

 

– Subject line for applications should be: NMOPSR&D160222 – Product Developer

– Only applications with this subject line will be considered. IT IS IMPERATIVE TO NOTE THAT ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED FOR INTERVIEWS

 

Closing Date: 02 March 2022

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